Meet our keynote speakers

Dr. Efthymios Balomenos , studied Mining and Metallurgical engineering at National Technical University of Athens and received his PhD degree in Thermodynamics in the same school in 2006. Since 2008 he has been working in the Laboratory of Metallurgy as a postdoc researcher focusing on sustainable process development, CO2 mitigation strategies, exergy analysis and resource utilization efficiency. He has been involved in the coordination and research management of several European Research projects under FP7 and H2020. He has  25  publications in peer reviewed journals and books with over 180 citations (h-index 8).  The majority of these publications relate with one way or another to the field of Bauxite Residue treatment.  Since 2015 he is employed in Mytilineos S.A.- Aluminium of Greece as residue valorisation engineer and represents Mytilineos at the European Aluminium Innovation Hub.

Mrs. Lisbeth Randers, Secretary manager for Kalundborg Symbiosis

I am in charge of all daily operations for the private association Kalundborg Symbiosis in my job as head of the business development department in Kalundborg Municipality. I represent the association as a spokesperson for instance on conferences or when foreign delegations visit Kalundborg Symbiosis. I am also in charge of the communication effort, organizing board meetings, development of new strategy, dialogue with the chairman etc. I work in a cross-sectorial field, with a strong focus on governance structures that can support Private Public Partnerships, building bridges for instance between educational institutes and companies. My finest job is to strengthen the symbiosis network, so that it is strong enough to carry out new projects, not only on the technical side but also on broader agendas, like for instance supporting the agenda of the circular economy.
My educational background is a Master´s degree in literature and communication (1991), Master´s degree in Public Management (2009), and EMCC coach certification (2016).
I have been working for Kalundborg Symbiosis since 2012, the last four years as the manager. In my position as head of the business development department, I work with governance through many other strategic projects, supporting the municipality as an attractive place to live, work, study and run a business.

Krzysztof Kubacki is the General Manager of EIT RawMaterials’ Eastern Co-Location Centre. EIT RawMaterials is the largest consortium of Partners from the raw materials sector represented by over 120 companies, universities and research institutes from over 20 EU countries. In his capacity Krzysztof oversees the Eastern and Southeastern part of Europe with 30 Partners coming from 9 different countries. EIT RawMaterials and its Partners work on innovation, education and business creation in the raw materials sector.
With a background in exploration and business development in the base metals mining industry Krzysztof was previously with KGHM Group, one of the largest copper and silver miners globally. He was working in Europe, North and South America, and most recently held the position of Vice President of Exploration and Business Development for KGHM International.
Krzysztof holds a Masters degree from the University of Poznań, Poland and is a graduate of Executive Academy at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and Colorado School of Mines, USA.

Dr. Steven Philip Rosenberg, Director Bauxite Residue R&D Technology Development & Transfer Midstream

Steven Rosenberg has been involved in R&D and technical leadership in the field of bauxite and alumina for over 30 years. His current role is as the Director of Bauxite Residue R&D for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). In this capacity, he is tasked with developing zero waste solutions for EGA’s new 2.0 Mtpa Al Taweelah alumina refinery, currently under construction in the UAE. Prior to joining EGA, Steve held senior technical positions with BHP Billiton, Worsley Alumina, Alcoa and a private consultancy. He is the longest standing member and prior chair of both the Alumina Technical Panel (a working group of the technology leaders of the major Western alumina producers), and the Alumina Quality Workshop Inc.
Steven obtained a PhD in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Western Australia in 1989. For his work in impurity removal for the Bayer process, he was awarded the Light Metals prize by The Metals Society in 2002 and the Applied Chemistry medal by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 2001. He is the primary inventor of 11 patent families, all associated with alumina refining.